Bus Éireann wants more Limerick people in the driving seat

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BUS Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company and the operator of Limerick city and county bus services, is hosting two open days in Limerick this Friday and Saturday for people who are interested in joining the company as full-time and part-time bus drivers.

The company currently has openings for 25 new drivers in Limerick, with open days today and tomorrow, Saturday, 17 September at Roxboro Road bus depot from 8am to 2pm.

At the open days, potential new recruits will be put in the driving seat and given a hands-on experience driving a bus (for Category D licence holders) or a car (for Category B and C license holders), accompanied by a Bus Éireann training supervisor. In addition to experienced bus drivers holding a full, clean Category D license, Bus Éireann is currently running a bus driver training programme in Limerick, training Category B and C license holders up to Category D level, and they are also encouraged to attend at the open days.

Bus Éireann offer a competitive benefits package for drivers. Basic pay for a full-time driver is €731.30 based on a 39-hour week typically working five over seven days and part-time drivers are paid €18.75 per hour, with a guaranteed minimum 18 hours per week over Saturday and Sunday. All Bus Éireann drivers receive a professional driver uniform, access to travel concessions and Bus Éireann’s pension and welfare schemes.

“If you’ve ever wondered if driving a bus would be for you, our open days in Limerick this Friday and Saturday are the chance for you to find out,’’ said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann Senior Operations Manager, West.

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‘’Bus Éireann employs more than 250 people in Limerick and carried over 2.4 million passengers on Limerick city bus services last year. People attending the open days will have an opportunity to meet with men and women who are currently working as drivers with Bus Éireann, as well as with operational and HR employees who can answer any questions you have about working for Bus Éireann. We hope that by attending one of our open days in Limerick, interested applicants will see that it is an attractive career option, and one that it is equally available to men and women.”

For more information on positions currently available with Bus Éireann in Limerick, visit careers.buseireann.ie